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Offline Frenchy

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best choice of battery
« on: 23.08. 2012 16:57 »
I've been running my 1957 A7 battery-less, and I'd like to pick up a 6 volt battery.  I'm not switching to 12 volts right now despite the many benefits.  Any suggestions for which battery to get?

FWIW, after 2 years of working on this bike it's finally on the road.  And a large part of that is due to info and advice from this forum.  What a great resource.
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Columbus, Ohio, US

Offline Pete Gray

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Re: best choice of battery
« Reply #1 on: 24.08. 2012 09:26 »
I fitted a Burlen Battery 6 years ago, it is maintenance free "dry cell" and fits into a dummy case in the original position.
Despite infrequent use I have never had to attend to the battery which even over the winter layoff has always held it's charge.
When riding these days I have my lights on dip beam.
Here's the link : -
 http://www.sucarb.co.uk/ProductDetail.aspx?Id=25014

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Offline iansoady

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Re: best choice of battery
« Reply #2 on: 24.08. 2012 10:09 »
I just use a small gel type (ex burglar alarm IIRC) that fits inside a rubber battery casing. It's only about 4 Ah but does the job quite well and was very cheap!
Ian.
1962 Golden Flash (arrived)
1955 Velo Viper/Venom (departed)
2004 Triumph Tiger 955i (staying)